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  • A centennial tribute

    A centennial tribute

    Hemanta Mukherjee (1920-89) believed that it is important to acquire the best at a time when the world has become really small; when we are listening to western music and the West is listening to us. This simple formula he pursued throughout his life and on reaching perfection he immortalized himself in Bengali music in particular and in Hindi songs in general.

    June 16, 2020
  • OBITUARY | Dwijen Mukhopadhyay was the last surviving colossus of Rabindra Sangeet

    OBITUARY | Dwijen Mukhopadhyay was the last surviving colossus of Rabindra Sangeet

    After Hemanta Mukhopadhyay, Dwijen Mukhopadhyay was considered the only other singer who sang both Rabindra Sangeet and other Bengali songs with equal ease and expertise for decade after decade

    December 25, 2018
  • Tribute to the passionate rebel poet

    Tribute to the passionate rebel poet

    One of the most remarkable additions to West Bengal’s cultural and archival cauldron is the recent opening of a beautifully curated and orchestrated digital archive of and on the works of poet-musician-lyricist-actor Kazi Nazrul Islam. The West Bengal Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited the initiative to set up Nazrul Tirtha to provide an institutional set …

    January 6, 2018
  • Festive melodies

    Festive melodies

    Be it the glorious days of vinyl records or the current generation of compact discs, interest for the new music releases on the occasion of Durga Puja is still in vogue. Puja songs are an integral part of the grand celebration and releasing Pujor Gaan is a practice of more than 100 years. It is …

    September 24, 2016